Monday, February 16, 2009

Today is Patti Smith's sister's birthday

It's also my birthday.

Last night some friend's came out for bday drinks. I kept it tame & feel pretty good today, except I'm tired but can't seem to sleep. Tonight I'm going over some friends' apartment, but you should think about checking this out:

Please join us next Monday, February 16, for a rare and exciting reading by Stephen Dobyns, author of twelve collections of poetry including Velocities; Lee Briccetti, Executive Director of Poets House and author of Day Mark; and Ted Mathys, author of Forge and The Spoils, forthcoming in April 2009.

Monday February 16, 7 PM

Stephen Dobyns
Lee Briccetti
Ted Mathys

11th Street Bar (510 E. 11th Street, between Avenues A & B)
Closest subway: L to 1st Avenue. Also walkable: F/V at 2nd Ave, L at 3rd Ave or 14th Street / Union Square 4/5/6/N/Q/R/W/L.

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Stephen Dobyns has published twelve poetry collections, including Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992 and Mystery, So Long; ten novels; a collection of short stories; ten mysteries in his Charlie Bradshaw detective series; and the highly acclaimed nonfiction book Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry. His awards and fellowships include a Lamont Poetry Selection, the National Poetry Series, a Melville Cane Award, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Lee Briccetti is the long-time Executive Director of Poets House. Under her leadership, Poets House developed the Poets House Showcase, an annual exhibit of new poetry books, as well as Poetry in The Branches, a national outreach program that assists public libraries throughout the country in providing poetry services. Lee has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Poetry and has been a Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her first book of poetry, Day Mark, was published in 2005 by Four Way Books.

Ted Mathys
is the author of The Spoils, forthcoming from Coffee House Press, and Forge, from the same publisher. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, his poems have appeared in such venues as American Poetry Review, BOMB, Conjunctions, and Jubilat. His work has been anthologized in A Best of Fence: the First Nine Years, and Verse, 1994 - 2004: The Second Decade, as well as translated into Italian for La nuova poesia Americana: New York. Originally from Ohio, he has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Berlin, and New York and currently studies international affairs at Tufts University in Boston.


niina said...

Happy birthday! I will so be going to that reading tonight - I have not seen Steven Dobyns since my first year at Sarah Lawrence. So maybe I will see you!

niina said...

Oops, I guess I read your post hastily and won't see you, but have a good day. I hope someone bakes you basil and macadamia cookies.

steven karl said...

Thanks Niina! Sorry I'll miss you tonight & so sorry I didn't make it for the Bushwick Reading. One of these days you & I will be at the same place at the same time!

Now about those cookies:)